Madaba


Madaba Day Tour.

Madaba Day Tour includes visiting churches in Madaba – Mount Nebo – Baptism site.

Start TimePickup - Drop Off LocationSitesTour IncludeTour Not include
08:00 AM your Hotel in Amman - Dead Sea - Madaba .

Madaba -St George’s Church & Mosaic Map-Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist-Church of the Apostles-Mount Nebo- Baptism site.
Home / Hotel Pick-up and drop-off.
English Speaking driver.
A modern vehicle with AC.
Entry fees. Local Tour Guide.
Travel Insurance.
anything
not mentioned otherwise
is not included.
(Local Tour guide can be used if desired) From The Main Entrance, we are flexible about the Time.



Madaba Overview

Madaba is a combination of rural home life and a hot spot for religious tourism. Jordan Tour

Madaba is located 30 kilometres (19 miles) south-west of the capital Amman Jordan Tour

Known as the “City of MosaicsMadaba is the cultural epicentre for Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics.and

Just a short distance from the capitol visitors are just a stone’s throw away from the holy monuments of religious iconography.

History of Madaba

Madaba dates from the Middle Bronze Age.

During its rule by the Roman and Byzantine empires from the 2nd to the 7th centuries,

the city formed part of the Provincia Arabia set up by the Roman Emperor Trajan to replace the Nabataean kingdom of Petra.

The first evidence for a Christian community in the city,

with its own bishop, is found in the Acts of the Council of Chalcedon in 451, where Constantine,

Metropolitan Archbishop of Bostra (the provincial capital) signed on behalf of Gaiano, “Bishop of the Medabeni.”.

During the rule of the Islamic Umayyad Caliphate, it was part of the southern

district of Jund Filastin within the Bilad al-Sham province.

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Top things to do in Madaba

1.St George’s Church & Mosaic Map

This rather modest 19th-century Greek Orthodox church houses a treasure of early Christianity.

Imagine the excitement in 1884 when Christian builders came across the remnants of

a Byzantine church on their construction site. Among the rubble, having survived wilful destruction, fire, and neglect,

the flooring they discovered wasn’t just another mosaic but one with extraordinary significance: to this day,

it represents the oldest map of Palestine in existence and provides many historical insights into the region.